KEVIN GARCIA

Drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator living in Brooklyn, NY.


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ARTISTS

Kevin has had the pleasure of working with such artists as Hazmat Modine, The Duhks, Duncan Sheik, Pape Armand Boye, Wheatus, Natalie MacMaster, Gato Loco, Bright Light Bright Light, Djustpora, Justin Levine, Gabriel Kahane, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Clarence Spady, Andy Story, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jose Llana, MC Frontalot, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk, Sky White Tiger, My Midnight Heart, MC Lars, Fever High, The As-Is Ensemble, Clinton Curtis, Karla Rose, Marcus Paul James, Derek Fawcett, The Swedes, The Enophiles, The New York Fowl, Bartosz Hadala, Del Marquis' Slow Nights, Brontosaurus On Pluto, E2K, and The New York Voices. 

Special guest appearances: 

Bombino, Jerry Douglas, Elephant Revival, De Temps Antan, Le Poules à Colin, Donna The Buffalo, Hangai, Coig, Le Hay Babies, Tony McMannis, The Bombadils, and Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba.

MUSICALS

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway by Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman (Cast Member, Drummer, Arranger, In-House Contractor, Cast Recording) 

Fun Home on Broadway (Designated Drummer, Percussionist) 

Murder Ballad (Drummer, Arranger, In-House Contractor, Cast Recording)

Shakespeare In The Park: Love's Labour's Lost (Drummer, Percussionist, Arranger, Cast Recording)

Whisper House by Duncan Sheik (Drummer, Percussionist, Arranger, Cast Recording)

NOIR by Duncan Sheik (Vibraphone, Drummer, Percussionist)

Hedwig And The Angry Inch BCEFA (Drummer)

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DANCe

Kevin has worked closely with professional dance companies for over 20 years as a musician, accompanist, and composer. He has worked with Merce Cunningham and the MCDF, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, Doug Varone, Sean Curran, David Dorfman, Trisha Brown, Donald McKayle, Saeko Ichinohe, Milton Meyers, Kevin Wynn, Mary Cochran, Jeff and Yukie Moen, and Anita Cheng.

Kevin accompanies professional classes at Steps On Broadway, Peridance, Limon, The Joffrey Ballet, Harkness Dance, Columbia University-Barnard College, Julliard, NYU, Hunter College, and Marymount University.

Kevin was the Music Director for Gil Stroming's Jump Convention at Break The Floor.


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ACCLAIM

"Percussionist Kevin Garcia is a wonder. His varied instruments allow him to create different tones and textures. His drum solo late in the show was as engaging as it was impressive while also in keeping with the expressive playing he offered all evening."  -The Gazette

PASIC Best International Percussion Performance Winner. 

United States Ambassador Musician to France and Poland. 

Composer in residence at Barnard College. 

Made Honorary Cajun by The City of Lafayette, Louisiana at Festival International De Louisiane.

Performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Beach MTV Destination Hungary, American Songbook at Lincoln Center, Fearless Music TV, Edmonton Folk Festival Canada, Woodford Folk Festival Australia, Stanser Musik Festival Switzerland, Celtic Connections Scotland, Donauinselfest Austria, The Biennale Italy, Zappanale Germany, SXSW, High Sierra, Magnolia and Floyd Festivals (US) among other adventures in touring.

TRAINING

Bachelor of Arts in Percussion Performance and Philosophy from Western Michigan University. Mentors and teachers: jazz legend Billy Hart, orchestral percussion guru Judy Moonert, Tim Froncek, Sri Guruvayur Dorai, and recording engineering with John Campos.

Halewynstitchting Conservatory in Belgium for Jazz, Ghanaian, Togolese, and Cameroonian Percussion Performance with Billy Hart, Boris Amontete Tchango, Zoumana Dembele, and Dre Pallemaerts.

The Lake Placid Institute for Composition and Improvisation, with Billy Hart, Kenny Werner, Bob Brookmeyer, Rufus Reid, and Jane Ira Bloom. 

Tabla study with Ustad Mulazim Hussain.

Drum Corps percussion with Jon Weber, Chris Thompson, Tim Fairbanks, and Joe Kuerzi.

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NEWS

Kevin is working on the Broadway Musical Fun Home. See the show before it closes Sept 10.

Kevin is in the studio this fall with Sky White Tiger, Brontosaurus On Pluto, and The Phoenix. 

Pape Armand Boye's new live record is to be released this fall.

This fall Kevin will be playing with Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues Sept 17, Oct 15, Oct 29, Nov 12, Nov 26, Dec 10, and will be playing the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Chili Fest Oct 1.

The Enophiles are back at Bowery Electric Oct 18th.

Oktoberfest dates are starting to come in, the first one will be at Zeppelin Hall Oct 1st in Jersey City.